Sunday, October 31, 2010

NaNoWriMo (full post)

The last post was just a snippet. This is the real deal. :D

So, first, HAPPY OCTOBER 31st for everyone who celebrates this day for whatever reason it may be, be it Pagan, Christian, or Secular.

Now that that's out of my system, I would like to mention a very important event coming up in just 24 hours. November is National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo for short, NaNo for even shorter. This is the time when 23628756874568 (this is a real number, I promise you) want-to-be writers compete in writing a novel, a story consisting of a MINIMUM of 50,000 words, in 30 days or less. The entire month of November is full of broken pens and pencils, undiluted amounts of caffeine consumption, trashed papers, bloody laptop keys, etc. all in the name of SCIENCE, I mean, NOVEL-ING (is that even a word?) !!

Anyway, for the past three years I have attempted, and failed, at writing a coherent 50k. This year will probably be no different, though I will still be trying to reach that elusive 50k. I'm getting closer each year. I WILL DO IT THIS YEAR EVEN IF IT EATS MY SOUL!!!! So be warned: I may need dialogue and/or material for my novel, so be careful what you say or post around me. I no longer have 2 jobs, and even though I still have school, I now have a LOT of free time on my hands for writing.

I will be "INCOMUNICADO" for the ENTIRE month of November. Sort of. The first two weeks I have to work and I still have homework to do throughout. I also have Thanksgiving and religious gatherings. BUT other than that, DO NOT call, text, email, knock-on-my-door, etc me unless it is an emergency. If you are having a baby, or dying, or something, ONLY THEN will I care. Anything else and I'll growl and hiss at you from behind my lappy or do some hand-wavy-thing that means "go away" in some old tribal sign language.

SEE YOU IN DECEMBER WHEN NANO HAS EATEN MY SOUL!!!!!
Start taking bets now to see how much of my sanity I still have left by then.
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